The forerunner of Bodegas Freixenet is Casa Sala. It was founded in 1861 by Josep Sala i Ferrés. It is the first company in the world to produce quality Cava. The exporting brand was then Sant Sadumi d'Anoia. More than 150 years ago, in the small Catalan town of Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, the Sala family began to make and export quality wines. At the beginning of the 20th century, Dolores Sala married Pedro Ferrer Bosch. That marriage was the beginning of a successful business. Shortly thereafter, Freixenet, Pedro Ferrer's nickname as the youngest son of the owners of the "La Freixeneda" winery, began to export sparkling Spanish wine, which later became known as Cava.
Today, Freixenet's Cordon Negro and Carta Nevada lead a series of Cava's that are sold in more than 100 countries and made at the Sant Sadurni d'Anoia winery. We also produce wines in 16 of the world's most prestigious wine regions, from California to Argentina and from Australia to La Rioja. The fifth generation of the family is currently running our company. And just like Francesco Sala Ferrés in 1861, we are still driven to make the best wines for you. Still passionate about discovering new and better technologies. Still respectful of Mother Nature, whom we count for our annual harvest of grapes. And above all, still committed to ensuring that every party is just that extra special.
Life is there to enjoy, is not it? And that is exactly how we feel, perhaps because we live in such a beautiful part of Spain - southwest of bustling Barcelona, in the rolling hills of the Penedès. And what is more fun in life than to celebrate all those beautiful moments? Big or small. Moments that might be just a bit nicer with a bottle of Cava. Because there is nothing like the sound of that "pop" when our beautiful bottle is opened or the beautiful tingle when you take that first sip. In one way or another, every moment becomes just that bit more fun, just a little more memorable when it is celebrated with our sparkling bubbles.
(Source: Freixenet Spain)